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Article: Great People Deserve Great Managers: Managers Effectiveness Index at Kronos Incorporated

InfoQ Culture Methods

Kronos transformed their managers’ capability by introducing a Manager Effectiveness Index (MEI), which consist of codifying the role of managers and measuring their effectiveness.

DevOps Metrics That Matter

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Wayne Ariola. Wayne, from Tricentis, is a recognized thought leader on software testing topics such as continuous testing, risk-based testing, service virtualization and API testing.

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Why you should test according to your product's maturity


When it comes to QA, I am often asked, "What should my testing strategy be?" The answer, unfortunately, isn't clear-cut because it depends on your product's level of maturity. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing

Emerging Patterns in SRE Implementation

First we were told that every company will become a technology company. Then the tides shifted to every company will become a DevOps company. Now the zeitgeist has a new obsession: Every company will become a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) company. Have you been keeping pace?

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Rise of the Resilient Manager with Lara Hogan

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 33. ??Are Are you a resilient manager? Do you want to become one? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Lara Hogan discuss what it means to be a resilient manager. She will discuss some effective management skills and thought processes.

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Definition of Done vs. User Stories vs. Acceptance Criteria

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

One of the more frequently asked questions in my Scrum workshops is around the difference between Definition of “Done” and Acceptance Criteria, and how they relate to User Stories.


How the Best Leaders Encourage Open and Honest Dialogue

Next Level Blog

The best leaders I work with as an executive coach encourage open and honest dialogue. They’ve learned and understand why it’s so important for the people on their team and in their organizations to be completely comfortable with speaking up. First, you really want people contributing their best ideas on a regular basis because that’s how you win. Second, if your people aren’t contributing, speaking up and sharing the truth as they see it, you’re going to be flying blind as a leader.

Keys to bridging the IT gender gap


Today’s global technology industry evolves and moves forward almost daily. But one thing hasn’t changed: women continue to be underrepresented in the IT workforce. What really causes this ongoing gender imbalance, and what can be done to reduce it? The IT gender gap persists—and it may be growing. According to McKinsey, the percentage of female […]. Career Corporate Responsibility Leadership and Success STEM women in IT

Article: How Structure, Process, and Rules Make People Free

InfoQ Culture Methods

There is a widespread belief that rules, structure and processes inhibit freedom and that organizations that want to build a culture of autonomy and performance need to avoid them like the plague. In this article, we want to debunk that myth.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

The state of AIOps: What IT can expect in 2020


AIOps is becoming the go-to technology for unifying monitoring capabilities because it presents a single source of the truth, according to industry observers.

Continuous Documentation in a CI/CD World

The New Stack

CloudBees sponsored this story. We continuously integrate. We continuously deploy. We continuously test and monitor. And then we write documentation about it after the fact. Why do we suspend the continuity when it comes to documentation — the thing that helps users actually use our product?

Why Is Security Missing in Many DevOps Implementations?

The exceptional and ground-breaking, technology-driven opportunities in today’s digitized age come with significant competitive pressures to transform promptly. Specific demands increase due to continuous repeating in response to customer preferences becomes the more deep-seated expectation.

[VLOG] What Are the Scrum Product Owner Accountabilities

Hey awesome people. The Product Owner role is often underestimated. When organisation is transitioning to use Scrum, it is not rare to see people perceive Product Owner as the business analyst or requirements engineer just managing the Product Backlog.


2019 State of Engineering Performance Management Report

More than 100 software leaders were asked how they manage and measure engineering performance. How do the findings stack up to your own experience? The report includes the top engineering challenges and the most used performance metrics.

How Leaders Manage Their Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

You can only lead others as well as you lead yourself – and this includes navigating a range of emotions that sadly ruin many leaders’ influence. In this episode, David shares several ways you can work with your emotions to help […].


Android Room Tutorial: Simplifying How You Work with App Data

Gorilla Logic

Information is probably the most important resource that users trust with apps. For app developers, that information tells us who the user is, which empowers us to provide a good user experience ( UX ).

Untapping the Potential of DevOps, Part 3: Keys to Success

Over the course of this series, we’ve talked about some of the common mistakes we have seen organizations make as they either launch or continue their journey into the world of DevOps.

The First Of Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery

Background. On November 22nd, 2019, I gave the closing keynote at Scrum Deutschland, a talk called 'The Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery'. In this keynote, I discussed the trends I found during my research at multiple organizations.


More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap – Product Announcements and Insights


With another AWS re:Invent on the books, it’s a great time to recap on how far this conference experience has come, and what it means to us, our customers, and our partners as we close out 2019.

Impact of Release Automation in DevOps


Gartner has predicted[1] that by 2020 that over 50% of global enterprises will have implemented application release automation, up from less than 15% in 2017.

There’s No Such Thing as an Open Source Business Model

Open source technology works best when it’s adopted as a series of strategies and tactics that support a core business model—not the other way around.

The Agile museum

I’ve been teaching the class Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) for the last year now and I strongly believe parts of its content will send some of our current practices and books to the Agile museum.

Agile 130

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

2020 Tech Trend: A new wave of digital business leaders


We are now undeniably in a digital world, where even if information technology is not your product or service, it will touch every part of the products and services that you provide.

The Ethics of AI Image Recognition

Cloudera Engineering

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) for image recognition offers great potential for business transformation and problem-solving. But numerous responsibilities are interwoven with that potential.

Survey: DevSecOps Progress Remains Elusive

How to Lead When Your Team is Exhausted

Let's Grow Leaders

Most of us get there from time to time. You’re stuck in a season where everything feels urgent. It’s one thing to push yourself, but what do you do when you know your team is exhausted too? That Moment When Your Team […].

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

When should you code, coach, or consult?

Marcus Blankenship - Daily Writing

There are many things you could do today. Three options are coding, consulting, or coaching. Each has its place, but how do you know which is fit for a given problem? Here’s how I think about it.

Delivering a Modern Streaming Architecture for 5G

Dell EMC

What is the Use for Data Analytics?

An Overview of Cloud Migration and Open Source

Most businesses are moving toward making their business processes more user-friendly, through digitization. This shift of business modernization comes with a heavy price for them in terms of money and in terms of time.